How to Earn Airline Miles with IHG Rewards Club

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Earn Airline Miles with IHG Rewards
The IHG® Rewards Club Program makes earning rewards easier by offering many different ways to earn points. If you are a frequent flyer, consider earning airline miles through the rewards program. With IHG® Rewards Club’s Partner Airlines, rates can vary from 1-2 miles per dollar spent to flat rates on a qualifying stay. IHG partners with 50 frequent flyer programs around the world; you can refer to the chart below for each partner’s rate.

How do I earn Airline Miles?

IHG® Rewards Club members have the option to switch to earning miles at any time. To change your earning preferences, you can sign into your IHG® Rewards Club account, go to Account Status and select to earn airline miles. You will need to know your preferred miles program, as well as your member number with that program. The earning and exchange rates vary per miles program; some programs exchange at a dollar rate, while other programs exchange with a flat rate per qualifying stay.

An Overview of IHG Airline Partners

Aeroflot Bonus2 miles per $1 USD paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, and EVEN Hotels.
1 mile per $1 USD paid on eligible charges at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites.
Aeromexico Club Premier 2 miles per $1 USD paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express.
1 mile per $1 USD on eligible charges at Staybridge and Candlewood Suites.
Aeroplan (Air Canada)500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
Air China800 PhoenixMiles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotel & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
Air France – Flying Blue500 miles at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
400 miles at Crowne Plaza
300 miles at Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, and Holiday Inn
250 miles at Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites.
AIR MILES1 reward mile for every $5 CAD spent at over 4,700 IHG hotels worldwide.
Air New Zealand – Airpoints20 Airpoints Dollars at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
10 Airpoints Dollars at Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
Airberlin – Topbonus500 miles at InterContinental Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
Alaska Airlines – Mileage Plan2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
Alitalia – MilleMiglia600 MilleMiglia miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, and EVEN Hotels
500 MilleMiglia miles per qualifying stay at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
All Nippon Airways – ANA Mileage Club500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
American Airlines – AAdvantage2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
Asia Miles500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
Asiana Airlines – Asiana Club2 miles per $1 USD on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.
1 mile per $1 USD at Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites.
Avianca Airlines2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
British Airways Avios2 Avios per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, and EVEN Hotels as an Executive Club Member
1 Avios per $1 USD at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites.
China Airlines – Dynasty Flyer500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental® Hotel & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, or Candlewood Suites®.
China Eastern – Eastern Miles2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express® hotels.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
China Southern – Sky Pearl Club3 kilometers per $1 USD or local currency equivalent paid on eligible charges at InterContinental® Hotel & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, and Holiday Inn Express®
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
Continental Airlines – MileagePlus2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, and Holiday Inn Express® hotels.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
Delta Air Lines – SkyMiles2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, and Holiday Inn Express® hotels
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
El Al – Matmid10 El Al points per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels
1 El Al points per $20 USD at Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
Emirates – Skywards500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
Etihad Airways – Etihad Guest500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
EVA Air – Infinity MileageLands500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
FinnAir – FinnAir Plus1,000 points per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts.
500 points per qualifying night at Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® or Candlewood Suites®.
GOL – Smiles2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and at all Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels outside of U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and at all InterContinental Alliance Resorts worldwide.
Gulf Air – Falconflyer500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental® Hotel, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®or Candlewood Suites®.
Hainan Airlines – Fortune Wings Club2 Fortune Wings Club kilometers per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels in U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and at all Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide.
1 Fortune Wings Club kilometer per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
500 kilometers per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels outside of U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and at all InterContinental Alliance Resorts worldwide.
Hawaiian Airlines – HawaiianMiles2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
Iberia Plus – Iberia Avios2 Avios per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® and Hotel Indigo® hotels worldwide.
1 Avios per $1 USD at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites.
Japan Airlines – JAL Mileage Bank500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
Jet Airways – JetPrivilege500 JPMiles per qualifying stay at InterContinental® Hotel & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®or Candlewood Suites®.
JetBlue – TrueBlue2 points per $1 USD at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVENHotels, Holiday Inn® and Holiday Inn Express..
1 point per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
KLM – Flying Blue500 Miles at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
400 Miles at Crowne Plaza
300 Miles at Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, and Holiday Inn
250 Miles at Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites.
Korean Air – Skypass500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental® Hotel & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®or Candlewood Suites®.
LAN Airlines – LANPASS2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental Hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean and at all Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVENHotels, Holiday Inn®, and Holiday Inn Express®hotels worldwide.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels outside of U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and at all InterContinental Alliance Resorts.
Lufthansa – Miles & More500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental® Hotel & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®or Candlewood Suites®.
Malaysia Airlines – Enrich Miles600 Enrich Points per qualifying stay at InterContinental® Hotel & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®or Candlewood Suites®
Qantas Airlines600 miles per qualifying stay outside of Australia except InterContinental Hotels.
3 QFF points per AUD$ spent on full folio on stays inside Australia except InterContinental Hotels.
At InterContinental Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide:
1,000 miles per qualifying stay.
3 QFF points per AUD$ spent on full folio on stays inside Australia.
Saudi Arabian Airlines – Alfursan500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
Singapore Airlines – KrisFlyer2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVENHotels, Holiday Inn®, and Holiday Inn Express®.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
South African Airways – Voyaer500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites.
Taca – Lifemiles2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVENHotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express®.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
TAP Portugal – Victoria500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental® Hotel & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®or Candlewood Suites®.
Thai Airways International – Royal Orchid500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental® Hotel & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®or Candlewood Suites®.
United Airlines – MileagePlus2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVENHotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express®.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
US Airways – Dividend Miles2 miles per $1 USD at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVENHotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express®.
1 mile per $1 USD at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
Virgin Atlantic – Flying Club500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
400 miles at Crone Plaza Hotels, Hotel Indigo, and EVEN Hotels.
300 miles at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites.
Virgin Australia – Velocity3 Velocity Points per $1 AUD at InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts inside Australia.
600 Velocity Points per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites outside Australia.

What’s a “night” vs. a “stay”?

A “night” is one night at any IHG hotel. A “stay” can be any number of consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of the frequency of check-in/check-out. A night or stay is “qualified” when you pay the qualifying room rate, which includes most business and leisure rates. Contact individual IHG hotels to confirm your stay is qualified.

Read More: How to redeem IHG points for hotel stays and airline miles

The Fine Print

  • Members will not earn points during a stay or retroactively on any reservations booked through Online Travel Agencies.
  • Only one room will be credited per member per night; however, at U.S. and Canadian hotels (except InterContinental), you can collect miles on all eligible charges for multiple hotel rooms (less than 10), provided those rooms are used in conjunction with your stay at the same hotel, and your member number is recorded on each reservation, or the charges from those multiple room reservations are referred to on the hotel room bill associated with your reservation.
  • Miles will not be issued if your room is paid for by a trade group, association, or company as part of a convention or group business meeting (10 rooms or more). If you stay at an IHG hotel under the terms of a contract or group commitment, you will not be eligible to receive points.
  • Miles are not awarded for Reward Night stays; however, points are awarded for all other eligible charges to the member’s room (except InterContinental). Reward Night stays are defined as those in which a member redeems points for a Reward Night.
  • IHG Army Hotels: All rewards members earn 3 hotel points/$1 USD regardless of earning preference when staying at an IHG Army Hotel.
  • You may not collect both IHG® Rewards Club points and miles/credits for the same stay, except during special promotions or offers.
  • Miles are not redeemable for cash or any other form of credit and have no value until presented for redemption.

Have any further questions or comments? Contact IHG Customer Care.

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  • Earn 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • Enjoy a Reward Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide. Plus, enjoy a reward night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
  • Earn up to 25 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card
  • IHG Rewards Club Bonus points are redeemable at hotels such as InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Kimpton®, EVEN® Hotels, Indigo® Hotels & Holiday Inn®
  • Earn 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • Enjoy a Reward Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide. Plus, enjoy a reward night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
  • Earn up to 25 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card
  • IHG Rewards Club Bonus points are redeemable at hotels such as InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Kimpton®, EVEN® Hotels, Indigo® Hotels & Holiday Inn®

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